Tuesday, July 16, 2019

For Sale: 75th Season Merchandise Available through 7/28

One of the apparel items for sale through 7/28.
We are only 38 days from the kickoff of the regular season, which will be the 75th in Wilson Football history. To celebrate, a merchandise store filled with apparel and collectibles is being run through Ink Factory (Wernersville, PA) in conjunction with The Bulldog Hour and the Wilson Football Tradition Club. The store is open today through Sunday, July 28th, 2019. A variety of items, styles, and colors are available. Besides apparel, there are also pint glasses, patches, pins, and decals. You can choose to have your entire order shipped directly to you or you can pick it up locally.

Monday, June 10, 2019

75th Season Celebration - Alumni Flag Football Game

We are looking for at least 15 more former Wilson Football players to participate in our fundraiser game on Saturday, October 12th, 2019. Any former player is welcome to sign up and can do so at THIS LINK. This will be the main event commemorating 75 Seasons of the program!

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Bulldog Logo Debuts, Still In Use 40 Years Later - Friday, September 1st, 1978

From The Reading Eagle's Saturday, September 2nd, 1978 edition, courtesy Google Newspapers.
The first Wilson Football primary logo, used from the mid-60's through the 1977 season, with it's final appearance on helmets during the season finale victory over Governor Mifflin, 17-7, on Saturday, November 12th, 1977. Image commissioned by Joe Mays & designed by Jake Damon.

One of the most dominant eras of Wilson Football, a four-season run from 1978 through 1981, began with a new primary logo for the Bulldogs. Gone was the over-inflated red football with a 'W' inset; the new mark would be a generic free-use bulldog that has become synonymous with the program from West Lawn, PA. While colors have been swapped over the years, and some details have been refined, the bulldog pictured below has now been used for 40 seasons (and counting).

This generic and free-use bulldog logo debuted on helmets worn by the Wilson Football team during their game at Pottsville on Friday, September 1st, 1978. Iterations of this design have been used ever since.